The Persuaders! (1971–1972)
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With a fail-proof betting system, Danny walks out of a Brighton's gambling club with a suitcase full of money, but when he is mistaken for a Soviet paymaster, things are bound to get hairy.


Leslie Norman


Tony Williamson (screenplay by)


Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Curtis ... Danny Wilde
Roger Moore ... Lord Brett Sinclair
Cyd Hayman ... Lyn
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Heather
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor ... Train Guard
Ed Devereaux ... Ryker
Christopher Coll Christopher Coll ... London Agent
Richard Vernon ... Sir Maxwell Dean
Graham Weston ... Northern Agent
Tim Goodman Tim Goodman ... Webster
Peter Forbes-Robertson Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Inspector Langford
Patrick Jordan ... Pelli
Kit Taylor ... Croupier




Following coincidental events in a Brighton casino, Danny is mistaken for a Soviet spy and given a mysterious list of names. British intelligence is far from happy as they were on the verge of discovering the identity of the true spy. Brett joins Danny in his efforts to locate the real Russian agent by using the list - which, rather oddly, consists of the names of railway stations. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Danny Wilde reads the March 1971 issue of "Playboy" on the train. See more »


Lord Brett Sinclair: You think you could open your bonnet very carefully, I want to look at the engine.
Danny Wilde: It's not a bonnet, it's a hood!
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Edited into Sporting Chance (1975) See more »

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2 April 2017 | by MarqymarquisSee all my reviews

A superb episode: as we see Danny and Brett on Brighton seafront in 1971; with scenes showing streets and roundabouts which are now clogged to a standstill almost free of traffic - there is even a car chase filmed in the town centre. This series has an amazing nostalgia quotient (ANQ); aided by a plethora of guest stars (many of whom being the loveliest babes of the era) Totally of its time, the series was repeated in an early afternoon slot on Sundays on ITV in 1976.

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19 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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